Amylase is an enzyme, or a type of protein, found throughout the bloodstream. Amylase helps the body digest carbohydrates. It is commonly found in small quantities, but if a blood test indicates higher amounts of this enzyme this could indicate inflammation within the Pancreas. This test can also be used to track chronic pancreatitis. 

Fasting Required: Refrain from alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior to this test. Speak to your healthcare provider, if you are on medication, prior to this test. 

Who: Individuals over the age of 18 who have pancreatitis or believe they may have inflammation within the pancreas. 

What: Blood Specimen 

Why: To assess the health of the pancreas or to monitor pancreatitis.

Where: All specimens are collected at The IV Lounge location of your choice. We have 5 locations throughout central Florida.